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The storm rolling in…

I am watching the storm rolling in. We were forecast rain today and it’s actually a weather front coming in from the east. The wind has been blustering for a couple of hours. I am ideally positioned to watch weather coming in. Further west along the harbour one has to be high up to see the weather, as there are boat builders, and other less attractive things to do with coastal living, plus a main road. They are building more and more flats, and they are ugly. I love my gardening, my old crooked cottage.

I have broken my fast with simple painkillers to ease the aching. Last night I put a cold pack on my ankle as it was hot and swollen. It’s better now, but today is naps and rest.

I slept deeply and well, but short. I feel much better, but very aware I need to rest. The rain is welcome as my garden needs a good long drink. My work man is picking up an outdoor tap today. I ordered it on Wednesday.

I have previously refused to use a hose as water is our most precious commodity. I used only watering cans and have 3 water butts to store water, but our summers are starting earlier and are hot sooner than they used to.I lost several plants last year. My stored rain water will still be my first resort, and the hose will only be used when no stored water is available.

My workman is looking into how I can use more of my grey water. A pipe and pump system. I have the pump already.

I need to contact my surgery to see if they can ask the chemist to allow an emergency amount of my medicine. Somehow, it now takes a week to get a script filled. The irony is that I have enough inhalers to equip most ofmy community’s asthmatics if they are prescribed the same one as me. It’s a pity someone alienated me, I could save him quite a useful sum of money. But that would just get spent on the stuff that’s killing him.

So I will be doing some admin later. That’s all for today.

By Chrisssie Morris Brady

I've read poetry since I was nine and have written creatively since I was fourteen (probably long before that). After writing book reviews and social comment, I decided I wanted to write poetry. I have no formal training, but I surround myself with poets and their writing. I am honing my craft.
I have two published collections which I don't feel good about, but have been published by madswirl.com and other publications. I live on the south coast of England with my daughter. I am seriously ill.

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